Daughter of Alexander Bosatta and Rosa Mazzocchi. Her father was a silk manufacturer, and died when the girl was still young. She studied with the Daughters of Charity at age 13. Began a novitiate in the Canossians but felt that their charism was not what she was called to do. She returned home, and with her sister joined the Daughters of Mary and worked at a charity hospice, serving neglected elderly people and children. Teacher to the children at the hospice. Co-founded the Daughters of Saint Mary of Providence with her sister and Saint Luigi Guanella; she took the name Chiara. Worked at the spiritual formation of the sisters.
- “Blessed Chiara Bosatta“. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 April 2013. Web. 1 April 2015. <>